The Fifth Sacred Thing

The Fifth Sacred Thing

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by Starhawk
     
 

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An epic tale of freedom and slavery, love and war, and the potential futures of humankind tells of a twenty-first century California clan caught between two clashing worlds, one based on tolerance, the other on repression.See more details below

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An epic tale of freedom and slavery, love and war, and the potential futures of humankind tells of a twenty-first century California clan caught between two clashing worlds, one based on tolerance, the other on repression.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Ecofeminist activist and author Starhawk's dystopian novel about a futuristic California. (July)
Library Journal
Known for her works in women's spirituality and ecofeminism, Starhawk has conjured a visionary tale of a multicultural community of witches where poverty, prejudice, hunger, and thirst do not prevail. The surrounding world, set in present-day San Francisco, manifests every 20th-century nightmare: ozone depletion, deadly pollution, a fundamentalist religion-based government, and food and water shortages. The central question haunting a community of well-cast characters is how to resist invading Southern forces without resorting to violence. This strong debut fits well among feminist futuristic, utopic, and dystopic works by the likes of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ursula LeGuin, and Margaret Atwood. Starhawk is the author of The Spiral Dance ( LJ 11/1/79), Dreaming the Dark ( LJ 9/15/82), and Truth or Dare (HarperSanFrancisco, 1989). Recomended for literary collections.-- Faye A. Chadwell, Univ. of South Carolina Lib., Columbia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553373806
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
250,691
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 7.92(h) x 1.24(d)

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